What are the best Unique Mens Wedding Bands to buy? Our team has researched and reviewed these unusual mens engagement rings, modern mens wedding bands and unique mens wedding bands with diamonds to help you come up with a better decision. We’ve also put up a shopping guide with the features you can consider when buying custom mens wedding bands and unique mens rings.
Unique Mens Wedding Bands
1. Sports Enthusiast’s Very Own Championship Wedding Ring
Made in the USA by: RenaissanceJewelry
Dear brides: please don’t hate us too much for suggesting this amazing basketball themed ring design.
We understand that not everyone enjoys sports — one half of L&L is included in that category! However, chances are your future spouse has a secret or not-so-secret obsession with football, basketball, baseball, or even cricket (yup, that’s a real sport too)!
The design of this basketball themed gold wedding band has a classic appeal. Andew could especially see himself wearing the basketball ring. Of course, the fact that he’s watched NBA games for over 25 years could have something to do with it!
Definitely consider this a #1 draft pick for your man’s wedding ring!
A. Unique Men’s Gold Bands
2. Cracked Soil Textured Ring
Earthy, rugged, and made from 14k yellow gold, this ring’s appeal is its textured design and non-symmetrical look. I see how the designer was inspired by ‘the eternal heat of Mojave Desert’ to forge this unique wedding band.
3. Herringbone Engraved Gold Ring
by: Blue Nile
This men’s wedding band takes texture to another level with its engraved herringbone pattern. Available in three colors of 14K gold, this stylish band will stand the test of time.
4. Gold Double Urchin Band
This ring has a boho-beach feel to it, which could be why Lauren Wolf chose to name it ‘Gold Urchin’. The ruggedness of the ring is evident and should appeal to a ring buyer with a love for unique jewelry.
5. Coral Unisex Gold Wedding Band
As a followup to our sea themed gold bands, we’re featuring this irregular coral design 18k gold wedding band from 5-star Etsy seller Arosha, based in Israel.
6. Tree Bark Wedding Band
Made to resemble a twig or bark from a tree, this ring is anything but ordinary. A nature inspired wedding band that is made to order by an artist from Snohomish, Washington.
7. Square Unisex Wedding Band
by Doron Merav
Doron Merav is a talented Israeli designer whose ring styles speak for themselves. Why re-invent the wheel when you can have the unique shape of a square ring with onyx inset!
8. Rustic Distressed Wedding Band
The great thing about this ring is that any new nicks will only add to the design! All joking aside, I can see the work and craftmanship that the designer (Tina) has put into this ring
9. Mixed Metal Ring
A unique handmade gold band inspired by the Vikings, featuring an interesting mix of 14K rose gold and oxidized silver. Black rhodium plating brings out the rich contrasting colors.
If this ring peaks your interest, definitely check out the other products that RUSTICforMEN has crafted. There are all sorts of unique and wonderful pieces.
10. Pointed Edge Wedding Ring
Wielding this ring on your finger should come with a warning similar to that of the Red Rider Bee-Bee gun: “Be careful, you’ll poke your eye out!”
Classic Christmas jokes aside, I love the unique look from New Jersey based artist Angelo.
Gold Wedding Band FAQ
How is gold graded?
What’s so great about gold for my wedding band?
Which gold karat should you choose?
Gold wedding band pricing
Learn more about gold metal
- Gold has proven to hold its value over time
- Gold is a great choice for those who love rich tones
- Gold will not rust
- Easier and cheaper to repair as well as re-size
- Easily removed in a case of an emergency
- All three karat golds are available in white, rose, or yellow gold
- The lightness of gold rings make them comfortable
- Gold rings can be easily made with custom designs or patterns
- Can be inlayed with other metals or stone
- Some people can develop allergic reactions from nickel alloy
- If rhodium is included in the gold wedding band (gives gold shine) the Rhodium will have to be redone every couple of years
- Gold wedding rings have a large environmental cost
- Old wedding bands can scratch and bend
B. Diamond Men’s Wedding Bands
11. Black Diamond Channel Set Ring
by Blue Nile
Man’s best fashion friend is black.
Think tuxedo, black tie, and a black leather belt. Your ensemble is complete thanks to this enduring 14k white gold wedding band, showcasing striking channel-set black diamonds!
12. Black Diamond Wedding Band
by Blue Nile
Slightly thicker, this exquisite black diamond band demonstrates that a little contrast goes a long way. Solid 14K white gold surrounds sets of vertical black diamonds that make this ring special. Bevelled edges keep it streamlined and modern.
A ring with a high polish finish, we love the ultra sleek look of this cool men’s ring design!
14. Two Tone Diamond Wedding Ring
by Blue Nile
The channel set diamond profile of this 14k white gold and yellow gold with diamonds really appeals to me. Wonderful design from a trusted online jewelry store (Blue Nile).
15. Etched Channel Set Diamond Band
by James Allen
High marks for this beautiful platinum 6mm diamond eternity band featuring a polished horizontal center trim between rows of three round cut stones.
16. Star Wars Band with Diamond
“The force is strong with this one!” Maybe not that practical for a forever ring, but then again to each their own.
If you are a diehard Star Wars fan, this might just be the perfect ring. Might as well go all out and purchase a death star cake topper too!
17. Zelda Blue Diamond Ring
How about a Zelda ring?
Any guy that loves his video games (1980s classic The Legend of Zelda anyone!?) will appreciate this striking 2mm blue diamond designed ring.
18. White Gold Square Diamond Band
by EVS Design
Loving the overall look of this ring, square and all!
19. Minimalist Sapphire Wedding Band
by: Brilliant Earth
One of Brilliant Earth’s top 20 bands, the minimalist style of this wedding band with its’ vertical sapphire baguette is what sets it apart from the rest. Complete with a matte brushed finish, this ring may be simple, but it definitely has a presence about it.
20. Diamond Band with Sandblast Finish
Anytime you hear the words ‘sandblast finish’, you’ve likely got his attention. This is a beefy 8mm wide ring produced by designers in Montreal, Canada.
21. Channel Set Solitaire
by With Clarity
How that diamond doesn’t pop right out — I don’t know! The design is certainly unique and one that caught our eye.
22. Mountain Range Band
Is your future hubby a mountain man at heart? We love how this mountain range inspired gold ring blends a textured sky to resemble a snowy day, and then the mountains are polished smooth as if covered by blankets of snow. The inlayed diamond just adds to the overall elegance.
23. Commanding Grey Titanium Band with Cable Band
Guys who really love integrating industrial materials into jewelry will appreciate this super unique ring.
24. Diamond Gold Oxidised Ring
An ethereal, earthy feel like something that should emerge from a cave in the Lord of the Rings. The diamond set in a textured diagonal crack is as unique as they come.
25. Meteorite Ring With Dinosaur Bone & Black Diamonds
by: Jewelry by Johan
Dinosaur bone. Meteorite. Titanium. It doesn’t get much better than this for an epic ring for your man, lovin it!
C. Silver Men’s Wedding Bands
26. Silver World Map Band
27. Latitude and Longitude Band
TRAVEL TO LIVE, OR LIVE TO TRAVEL
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
If traveling is your thing and you want to show off a special place, customize your future husband’s ring with a unique map.
Add up to two different countries that mean something special to both of you: where you met, where the proposal took place, or even where you plan to move as a married couple.
Alternatively, a California designer can provide a unique ring that engraves the exact latitude and longitude of a special locationn — like where you got married!
28. Fingerprint Ring
Designed by: Shtaim
What better way to express your love then putting your fingerprint on his ring? Gals get to look down at their diamond ring all the time and reminisce. Give him something to adore by adding your finger print to his ring.
29. Textured Oxidized Ring
Designed by: Hot Rox Custom Jewelry
You can’t get any more unique or eye catching than this ring. Made from solid sterling silver and random drops of 18K yellow gold, the contrast of the oxidization and blue metal staining will even have your wedding guests sitting in the back row wanting to get a closer look.
30. Oxidized Sterling Silver
Designed by: Epheriell
An Australian designer presents this ring made from brushed and oxidized sterling silver in a black-grey finish. Over time the ring will weather and the pattern will be unique to you.
31. Speckle Textured Ring
by CADI Jewelry
A unique and speckled texture ring. Dalmatian dog lovers may need to buy two of these rings just because!
32. Two Tone Wedding Band
Designed by Lunaris Jewels
Can’t decide if you should buy him a gold or silver wedding band? Then get the best of both metals with this ring.
33. Roman Numeral Silver Ring
Designed by: Ada Rosman
I always forget if ‘X’ is 10 or 50 … but I’m sure you’ll be able to remember your special day by having it written in roman numerals on the ring itself.
34. Silver, Copper & Brass Ring
Designed by Gilleri
Oh My! A unique handcrafted ring made from three metals that will find a worthy finger for any Game of Thrones fan or lover of medieval wares. I am totally into this ring!
35. Red Dinosaur Bone Ring
Extreme vintage at 68 million years old! This ring is inlaid with authentic dinosaur bone taken from bones too small or broken to be displayed in museums. Need we say more?
36. Organic Tree Inspired Ring
Designed by: OroSpot
This unique tree bark ring, which is made in New York, comes in either organic sterling silver or 14 karat yellow gold.
Silver Wedding Band FAQ
Learn more about silver metal
Why choose silver for a wedding band
What does ‘flashing’ mean in silver?
Ways to keep silver looking shiny
- No other metal has natural brilliance/radiance
- Most inexpensive precious metal
- Endless selection of styles
- Silver rings do not require rhodium plate
- Not as durable as other types of metals (i.e., palladium, gold, platinum, titanium, or tungsten)
- Does require special care or the ring will eventually tarnish
- Generally not recommended for everyday wear over long periods of time
- Silver wedding rings can scratch and bend under pressure
- Not a good choice if the wearer works in any capacity involving electricity as silver has the highest electrical and heat conductivity of any known metal
D. Platinum Wedding Bands for Men
37. Antique Finish Building Blocks
by: Oro Spot
38. Platinum & Oxidized Silver Pieces
EDGY INDUSTRIAL DESIGN & POWER OF PLATINUM
Get yourself a platinum wedding band and you’ll be in good company – platinum was originally developed in the late 1770’s for royalty.
There is something about these two rings that I really enjoy. Like laying the foundation of a house, the platinum ring on the left embodies the foundation and building blocks of your union as a couple.
While the ring on the right screams, “the future is now, join the robot machine while you still can!”
39. Platinum Modern Rustic Ring
Go big or go home with this striking textured platinum wedding band. A thick cigar band showcases a modern-meets-rustic feeling with its unique hammered texture.
40. Tri-Color Braided Wedding Ring
by Blue Nile
”He studied my hands intently as I braided my flowing blond hair. Then, just as I finished, he touched my head lovingly and slowly undid each braid. I melted to his touch and didn’t mind at all.”
Such is the power of a braid.
41. Two-Tone Paisley Ring
by Blue Nile
Remember back in the day when paisley belonged in the 60s?
It took a few decades, but this pattern has come back in full force. This textured ring is subtle yet certainly not understated. The contrasting 18K rose gold interior adds an extra little touch of contrast.
42. Hammer Textured Wedding Band
Simple designs can produce stunningly unique results. Love the wavy shimmer of this platinum ring. The metal is finely textured by hand and the whole ring is polished to a high shine.
Platinum for a Wedding Band
Platinum rings were originally developed in the late 1770’s for royalty, and to this day they are still associated with high durability. They have a bright white-silver finish and give off a luxury timeless look.
Platinum is a high density precious metal that is very rare, and is also one of the heaviest metals used for wedding bands. Its malleable nature makes it perfect for wedding rings settings that require intricate filigree work. However, as like most precious metals, platinum is mixed with other metals, like cobalt, iridium or ruthenium to make it harder.
- Extremely strong and durable
- Hypoallergenic metal
- Highly resistant to tarnish
- 40% to 60% denser than gold
- Platinum can scratch, but the rings surface can be cleaned and polished
- Doesn’t need to be rhodium plated
- Usually twice the price of an 18k white gold ring
- Smaller selection than gold or titanium
- Platinum mines have a very big environmental impact
- Can be expensive to resize or repair
- A heavy metal that will feel heavier than an 18k gold ring
E. Titanium Wedding Bands for Men
43. Elk Antler with Gold Inlay
44. Platinum & Oxidized Silver Pieces
by: Rickson Jewelry
RUSTIC ELK ANTLER & HARMONIC TUNE
Yup, that’s right. Elk antlers and sound waves made it onto our top list of titanium wedding bands.
I seriously love the simple design and natural materials used in this elk antler ring. The 10k gold inlay and hand-turned titanium wedding band means you have a truly stunning piece of jewelry to wear.
On the flip side, a little bit of sound technology is required in order to forge this unique-as-your-voice titanium wedding band.
I wonder what a soundwave ring for Mariah Carey’s voice would look like!?
45. Gold Nugget Inlay Ring
I would never have thought to put gold nuggets inlay into a titanium ring. I suppose that is why the talented Doug Peterson from Utah is the designer and I am not. Wonderful men’s wedding band!
46. Pine Tree Design Ring
by: Ash Hilton
If a pine tree ring sells online and no one is around to hear it, does it make a cash register sound?
We’ll leave that philosophical debate to you — we just really like this ring design.
47. Titanium with Blue Anodized Interior
Talented husband and wife team (we love to support spouses who work side-by-side!) from Boston. With over 1600 positive reviews on Etsy, their ring designs and service speak for themselves.
48. Saturn Titanium Band
by: Romas Banaitis
Look closely at this ring and you’ll see a magical world of shimmering color and fantasy. The aptly named ‘Saturn’ ring is certainly worthy of an out-of-this-world unique ranking on our list.
49. Whiskey Barrel Wood Ring with Titanium Overlay
by: Jewelry by Johan
You get the best of both worlds with this striking wedding band. A mix of brushed Titanium and whiskey barrel oak wood combine for a unique blend of elements. A comfort fit means this ring is as comfortable as it is aesthetically pleasing.
I have a feeling that this is one of those rings that you must physically touch and inspect in order to truly appreciate.
Titanium for a Wedding Band
Titanium is a metallic element that can be found in abundance and therefore is made into many different products like golf clubs, air crafts, watches and even wedding bands.
- Found in the late 18th century, and fittingly named after the mythical Greek giants, the Titans, who personified different forces of nature and also ruled the earth.
- Titanium is one of the transitional elements on the periodic table and can be found found in many forms.
- Titanium is a lightweight, affordable metal, that has grown in popularity for grooms-to-be because it offers a luxurious appearance, as well as a high degree of strength.
- Bands can be found in very light grey/white color and their actual finish can change through different methods of polishing and or brushing.
An important feature to note is titanium’s strength-to-weight ratio. It is the highest out of all the transitional metals, which means that titanium is light weight, with a low density, but is extremely strong. So, if you are looking for a light weight ring that you won’t feel while wearing, than titanium bands are the one to choose.
Titanium can be split into four grades: 1 through 4. Grade one is the softest form of titanium while grade 4 is the hardest. The best type of titanium for wedding bands is Commercially Pure (CP) grade titanium, which is 99% pure. Grades between 2 to 4 CP work best for rings.
- Low maintenance and no need to re-coat
- Reasonably priced, much cheaper than gold or platinum
- Pure titanium is 100% hypoallergenic
- Can be colored into a variety of colors
- Strong, scratch resistant and durable
- Poor conductor of heat and electricity
- Light weight and easy to wear
- Cannot always be resized (costly if required)
- Titanium is a difficult metal to use for intricate designs, which mean ring designs are limited
F. Black Titanium Wedding Bands
While there are many sharp looking black titanium rings on the market, the problem lies in that many of these bands aren’t actually created through the treatment process which transforms the entire color of the band. Most of them have only been plated (will eventually wear away) or have had an ion treatment that is more durable than being plated, but will eventually wear away or chip as well.
If you have your heart set on buying a black titanium ring, keep in mind that real black titanium rings will ALWAYS involve a treatment of the entire metal. If there are any notes about coating or techniques of ions, heat, or glue, than the ring has probably been coated.
Titanium is naturally a grayish white color. To achieve the sharp looking black titanium wedding band, the titanium is treated one of two ways: by either applying black plate or by transforming the color of the metal with silicon dioxide and heat. As for the rings being treated with black plate, they may have been through a number of processes including heat/glue treatments and ion applications.
50. Barcode Design Ring
Create your own unique barcode and have it engraved onto a ring. Don’t worry, its not a real barcode. So if it accidently gets scanned at the supermarket it won’t add an extra hundred bucks to your bill!
Ways to Pick the Perfect Wedding Ring
Our ultimate ring buying guide will help you choose a wedding ring you love.
You’ve got the engagement ring (after dropping a few hints of course), now it’s time to pick out the perfect wedding ring to go along with it—and we’ve got all the help you’ll need. Before saying “I do” to the perfect wedding ring, check out our guide on every important factor to consider.
1. Narrow Down Your Wedding Ring Choices
Diamonds or gemstones, platinum or gold—narrowing down your ring options may seem overwhelming, but don’t panic. Just take it one step at a time. Start with style: Are you envisioning a simple band or one with embellishments? Do you want your wedding ring to be the same metal as your engagement ring? Do you think you and your partner’s rings should match? Work out these kind of questions beforehand so you can zero in on exactly what you’re looking for, then start shopping around.READ MOREExclusive: The New Disney x Baublebar Jewelry Collab
2. Consider Buying Your Ring and Your Bands Together
If you prefer to be surprised by the engagement ring, this may not work, but knowing what bands go with the engagement ring can help you make a decision. For example, if you have a unique engagement ring, you may want a simple, no-fuss band, whereas a simple engagement ring may call for the added sparkle of a diamond pavé band. Also think about how the rings fit together. If you’re planning on wearing your engagement and wedding ring side by side, 24/7, look for a contour or shadow band designed to interlock with the matching engagement ring. If you’re planning on wearing your wedding ring alone, you may want a more intricate style that will look great with or without your engagement ring. Talk to your jeweler about finding a band that works with your ring (some can even create both at the same time).Book your appointment with Lovely Bride now!SPONSORED BY LOVELY BRIDE
3. Start Your Ring Search Early
Once you have a basic idea of what kind of ring you’d like, it’s time for the fun part: trying them on! Give yourselves at least two to three months before the wedding date to ring shop. You’ll need this time to browse, research prices and revisit rings that catch your eye. If you have your heart set on a custom ring, you’ll probably need even more time. And keep in mind: Extras, like engraving, can take up to one month.
4. Mix It Up
Don’t fret if you like platinum and your partner likes yellow gold. There’s no rule that says you have to choose the same metal or even style. You could compromise with braided bands that blend the two metals together or just be totally different—the key to finding something you both love is choosing wedding bands that reflect your individual styles.
5. Set a Budget
Shop with the assumption that you’ll spend about 3 percent of your total wedding budget on the rings. Depending on the retailer, a plain, 14-karat gold or simple platinum band can cost around $1,000. Embellishments, like diamonds or engraving, will quickly add to the cost, so factor that into your budget if you plan to personalize your rings with any of these extras. The price of engraving is usually based on the number of characters, the font used and whether it’s engraved by hand or machine (hand is usually pricier).
6. Keep Your Lifestyle in Mind
Remember: You’re going to wear this band every day, so the goal is to choose something that seamlessly becomes a part of your life. If you play sports or an instrument, a slimmer ring with rounded edges (appropriately called the “comfort fit”) may make the most sense. If you work with your hands, you may want to search for a simple, solid metal ring and avoid gemstones that can come loose or carvings, which can trap dirt. If you’re super active, go for platinum, which is extra durable (when scratched, the metal is merely displaced and doesn’t actually wear away).
7. Try Something Different
You may love the idea of a braided rose gold ring or a diamond eternity band, but once you get to the store, try some rings that aren’t on your inspiration board. Chat with the jeweler, then let them make suggestions based on what you like and don’t rule anything out. Just like with wedding dresses, you may end up loving something you never thought you would. Wear it around the store for a few minutes and while you have it on, try writing and texting as a comfort test.
8. Think Long Term
While you shouldn’t be afraid of being trendy, make sure the style you choose is something you’ll want to wear for, say, the next 40 years. Just don’t stress too much: You’re not married to the ring and can always make changes to it (add diamonds or go from white gold to platinum) later on to mark a special anniversary.
9. Consider the Maintenance
To keep a wedding band with stones clean and sparkling, you’ll need to wash and soak it in warm sudsy water, then gently brush it with a soft toothbrush or eyebrow brush (too much pressure can loosen the stones from their setting), rinse it and pat it dry with a soft lint-free cloth. Sound like too much upkeep? You may want to opt for a fuss-free gold or platinum ring—simply rub it with a soft, lint-free cloth (chamois works well) and you’re good to go.
10. Size It Right
Most people rarely take off their wedding bands; they wear them through summers, winters, exercise, pregnancies—all times when your fingers swell and contract from heat, cold, water retention or weight gain. To find the right size that will best weather all of those changes, schedule your final ring fitting at a time when you’re calm and your body temperature is normal. That means you should never finalize first thing in the morning (you retain water from the night before), right after you’ve exercised (fingers swell) or when you’re extremely hot or cold (which can cause your hands to expand and shrink).
11. Check for Quality
Quality control applies to all rings, not just your wedding bands. Make sure the ring has two marks inside the band: the manufacturer’s trademark (this proves they stand behind their work) and the quality mark, 24K or PLAT, for example (this proves the metal quality is what the retailer says it is).